Oversize Drop Earrings and Colored Stones Dazzle at 2014 Emmys

As expected, the jewelry Twittersphere gathered last night to live tweet (read: get snarky) about the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre, and glimpse gorgeous jewels. (Search hashtag #emmyjewelry on Twitter to read all the running commentary from last night, or click here to read a list of Emmy winners and nominees.)

Many familiar names—Fred Leighton, Chopard, and Lorraine Schwartz, for example—garnered placements on A-listers, though a few lesser-known firms such as Beladora and Doves managed to snag a celebrity perch or two. The common thread among all placements was the styles: big drop earrings and colored stones of all kinds.

As Modern Family star Sofia Vergara cheered on her winning show—it took the award for top comedy series—she earned high marks for wearing glamorous double tiered and wavy diamond drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz and for remembering the name of the designer whose jewels were on loan. (“MEMORIZE YOUR DESIGNERS, YOU RICH DOPES,” sniped @Adornmentality.)

Reality host nominee Heidi Klum also wore big earrings from Schwartz (though hers were in diamonds and emeralds), while Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, rocked dramatic marigold-colored high-karat gold chandeliers and complementary bangles, among other pieces. For sure, her gold was a highlight of the night—“Favorite jewels: Christina Hendricks,” tweeted @liz_kantner.

Christina Hendricks in gold jewelry from Neil Lane/LoveGold.com at the Emmy Awards

Courtesy LoveGold.com

Christina Hendricks in gold jewelry from Neil Lane/LoveGold.com and Amrapali at the Emmy Awards

Julianne Hough wore a shorter pair of emerald drop earrings that you could likely see from San Francisco (“Julianne Hough—do I see emerald earrings in the distance? Come hither,” cooed @JICjewelryinfo). Michelle Monaghan wore lovely long peachy-pink tourmaline drop earrings and an opal ring from Irene Neuwirth, and Oscar winner Julia Roberts, who was nominated for her work in HBO’s The Normal Heart, wore a massive moonstone and diamond number also from Neuwirth. Blue sapphires also took center stage: outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series nominee Julie Bowen wore large blue sapphire drop earrings from Jacob & Co., jewelry lover Debra Messing wore a 12 ct. blue sapphire ring from Chopard, and Melissa Rauch wore a pair of blue sapphire and diamond earrings and a ring from Sutra.

And trendy viewers, too, got a thrill in the way of ear climbers. Taylor Schilling, nominee for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, wore a diamond pair from Forevermark that sat low on the lobe (think bed ruffle for the ear), as did Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley in Graziela Gems. January Jones wore one, too (her only jewel) in the form of a single Jack Vartanian ear climber, but butchered the pronunciation of the Brazilian designer’s name, both moves of which ticked off the jewelry Tweeters big time. Tweeted @CommuniqueLA, “ ‘I’m wearing a lot of dress so I didn’t want to over do the jewelry’, January Jones. Yea, don’t go crazy with that ONE EARRING.”

And though platinum and yellow gold continue to duke it out for stars’ jewelry-loving hearts, the precious metals earned equal admiration on the red carpet by way of estate pieces from Fred Leighton and Chopard and rings and earrings from Le Vian, Brumani, and Ana Khouri, among others. Neil Lane, meanwhile, straddled the popularity of both by way of his equal parts sunny- and cool-colored metal jewelry loans.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s “Big List of Who Wore What” to the Emmys on the Style 360 blog, which will detail all the jewelry and designers (as are available at press time) worn by the stars on the red carpet.

Update: The 2014 Big List of Who Wore What

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